Recovering from heart surgery was a recent blog entry. A patient wrote in to provide her own advice on the topic—it’s especially geared for women. Here is what she writes…
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I had open heart surgery a year ago… to repair a valve… I came up with a few tips especially for women to know before surgery:
1. Get satin PJs. It’s easier to move around in bed without pushing with your arms (male or female)
2. My bra size went up quite a bit—the inches around my chest—so I need bigger bras. What seems to work best for many months are over-sized sports bras, ones I was able to pull on over my head.
3. If your bed is a little high, get a stepping stool for getting into bed.
4. Do your daily walking!
— Ellen Maxon
If you’ve had heart surgery and would like to share your idea for a smooth recovery, please leave a reply below and we will post your comments.